Help me understand this, please. Because I honestly want information. Immigration issues are one of the political issues I have no knowledge about. Given that a person can not be well versed in everything, I have nearly no opinion on the matter. I don't know any undocumented immigrants, I live in rural Minnesota with hardly any first generation immigrants of any kind nearby. It is simply an issue I have not educated myself about. But I do know that this site seems universally to endorse the blanket amnesty of all undocumented immigrants. Why?
Is it compassion for those less fortunate? If so that is a noble and laudible position. Or is it a belief that immigration laws should be rescinded like marijuana laws should be rescinded? That the law is the problem, not the act itself? If so, that is a reasonable and practical position.
Honestly, what is it? We keep reading stories about nice people who have broken the immigration laws. I never hear anyone give a reason for why those laws are to be ignored...if that is what is being endorsed on this site.
Is there any reason why immigration laws ought to exist? Or are they just bad laws?
I seriously have no agenda here. But it occured to me when my kids asked my opinion of it that laws have been broken and the people and politicians I typically agree with seem to feel that is ok. But I have my doubts.
Of course a Sunday afternoon diary will disappear quickly, but I am hoping a few well informed folks could help me out here.